Addicted To Envy

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

Elizabeth Warren is tired of freeloading billionaires.  They should pay their fair share.
She’s got a point.  Nobody needs a billion dollars.  At some point, you’ve got enough money, right? 
But what is that point?  A billion?  A million?  A hundred thousand?  The underlying motivation is not economics but envy, which judges the rich to be “anyone who has more than I do.”
Joe Doakes

Modern progressivism is entirely about catering to humanity’s basest instincts.

21 thoughts on “Addicted To Envy

  1. Isn’t Warren wealthy? I mean, maybe not a billionaire, but certainly comfortably in the millionaire group?

  2. jdm
    Warren has a reputed net worth of $12-$18 million dollars including her $5million dollar home and Teaching pensions.

    One way of looking at progressives/socialists is to identify them as a political movement based upon and dedicated to the complete repudiation of the 10 Commandment

  3. jdm
    Warren has a reputed net worth of $12-$18 million dollars including her $5million dollar home and Teaching pensions.

    One way of looking at progressives/soci@lists is to identify them as a political movement based upon and dedicated to the complete repudiation of the 10 Commandment

    really sick of akismet!

  4. Warren has a reputed net worth of $12-$18 million dollars…

    Wew, that’s a lot of wampum, Chief.

  5. If you recall his 2016 election campaigning, Bernie! Sanders was using the same rhetoric only it was against millionaires. For his 2020 run, Bernie’s wrath has shifted from those greedy millionaires to the evil billionaires. What changed? Bernie became a millionaire.

  6. Many people in Minnesota dream of owning a second, summer home on a lake.
    The progressive argument against billionaires can be used against people who own lake homes. How can you justify owning two homes when so many people are homeless?

  7. Does anyone know what Warren’s position is on pardoning war criminals — turning the military into a political arm of the White House?

    Next — Trump will hire Gallagher for his campaign or install him in a White House position.

    So much for honor in the military —Trump killed that too.

  8. Leftists pretending to care about honor – and ignoring the chain of command – to make political points because Orange Man Bad.

  9. “Does anyone know what Warren’s position is on pardoning war criminals — turning the military into a political arm of the White House?”

    Probably about like Obama’s — you know, pardoning war time deserter, insisting that the armed forces take up the latest fads in “green” technology and “gender equity.” Oh, and don’t forget Project Klinger.

  10. ^^ So, while it is possible that Trump simply supports people playing around and taking pics with corpses, it is more likely that this is a way to divide the military.

    In the military this type of behavior happens when discipline breaks down, or people have become seriously mentally ill, or some other fairly nasty problems.

    The lack of discipline and professionalism gets American soldiers killed. The reaction of local communities to that behavior gets American troops killed. The military does not tend to support practices that get them killed.

    In white nationalist circles, taking pics with dead Afghans has a very different meaning and becomes a popular cause because it supports their narrative.

  11. jdm: Gallagher’s SEAL Team mates came forward and testified against him for his actions.

    I understand that people lose control in battle. But, this guy was turned in by his comrades in arms. That is what makes this different. It would suggest that, even in the context of wartime aggression, his behavior was beyond the pale

    Trump then steps in and says Gallagher deserves the honor of wearing a Trident after the threats.

    They’re both unfit.

  12. If discipline broke down, EI, it was due to the left over Obama loyalists that are still in higher positions.

    Further, some of his own comrades that you refer to, had less than satisfactory performance reviews from him. You know, that pesky disciplinary stuff. Just like you socialist lefties, they didn’t get their participation trophies, so they wanted to get back at him by ruining his career.

  13. Emery Incognito raises an interesting question (probably inadvertently, but even a blind squirrel . . . .)

    Should the United States denounce the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia, and the Geneva Conventions on war?

    Before the Treaty, rich families had private armies. Romeo Montague was killed by a Capulet mercenary. The Three Musketeers fought for the King of France against Cardinal Riechlieu’s troops. The Treaty changed all that: private armies were outlawed and only nation-states could use military force, and only against each other. But what is Al-Qaeda? The Taliban? ISIS? They’re not nation-states, the United States can’t declare war on them. Can we use military force against them?

    The Geneva Conventions were invented to protect ordinary soldiers who were conscripted by their governments and forced to fight, like it or not. The rules for treatment of prisoners come from the assumption they’re draftees like Sergeant Schultz, not volunteers, and certainly not participants in a holy crusade. But what are members of Boko Harum or the Irish Republican Army? They are not the people the Conventions were intended to protect.

    An American soldier kills a terrorist – is that a war crime because the terrorist is a civilian and there’s been no formal declaration of war? Does 4g warfare require a re-thinking of old rules? Should the United States hobble itself with a code of conduct that its enemies ridicule?

    Should the President signal his commitment to putting American interests first by appointing to a special White House advisory post, a man who has seen the future of warfare up close and personal, a man like Gallagher?

    Good questions, Emery Incognito. Glad you asked.

  14. I couldn’t have asked for a better confirmation of what I wrote about lefties, honor, the chain of command and Orange Man Bad. That others have stepped up with interesting and extended ripostes is even better.

  15. Good points, JD. I’d like to add one: The Geneva Conventions also sought to protect civilian populations: If you are a soldier of one of those nation-states, you have to wear something like a uniform or insignia that denotes you as being one and so you can be distinguished from non-combatants. The theory is that an opposing force that is unable to discern soldiers from civilians may carry out reprisals, inadvertently or intentionally, against civilian populations for the actions of the non-uniformed soldiers. As such, the Conventions do not offer protection for the combatants who attempt to disguise themselves as civilians.

  16. “I’ll pardon you, turkey. I would like you to do me a favor, though …” 🦃🦃🦃🦃.

    Happy thanksgiving

  17. Melania Trump was speaking to a group of wards of the state refugee children from Baltimore about the dangers of opioid use, and their low IQ, drug addicted caregivers booed her, so she left to spend her time with turkey’s of better breeding.

    Hope those kids enjoy their Turkey Helper and grape drank tomorrow while their mothers relive their victory with their next baby daddies over a few pipes & cold 40’s.

    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/melania-trump-stepped-turkey-pardoning-004500913.html

  18. It’s not an easy case, but historically, those caught fighting without a uniform in a war were executed on the spot for the reasons Joe notes. I don’t like the details of the case that I know, but there is a point where I have to say “you know, maybe…..we need to consider what these soldiers are going through.”

  19. bikebubba on November 27, 2019 at 5:44 pm said:
    It’s not an easy case, but historically, those caught fighting without a uniform in a war were executed on the spot for the reasons Joe notes.

    Well, the 100k or so killed outright at Hiroshima and Nagasaki weren’t wearing uniforms.
    This is what I hate about the sloppy ‘war criminal’ charge. War is legalized murder. Don’t sugarcoat it. Whether we target civilians or not, civilians — men, women, children — die, usually in horrible ways & sometimes in large numbers.

  20. If you want to see how we made the case for the slaughter & sacrifice of WW2, check out Frank Capra’s “Why We Fight” on Youtube. If can’t successfully argue “Our enemies are wicked and we have no choice but to fight them to our last breath” you shouldn’t be in a war.

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